Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Night Chit Chat: Quiet Week

Hey Humble Readers...

It's been a pretty quiet weekend around the hobbit hole.  Did some shopping, ran a few errands, but mostly just stayed around home. 

The heat has eased, for now, but one of the lasting side effects is that poor Pippin's eczema has flared up terribly in the last couple of weeks.  My poor boy's hands, ankles and feet are all inflamed and itchy.  I know that part of the problem is the fact that he's teething (his first molars are coming in) and he's been using his hands as teething toys.  We've switched from the av.eeno for babies with eczema to a galaxal-base product and it does seem to be helping, but it's slow in healing. 

Ginny is also teething these days.  Her two-year molars are taking their own sweet time coming in.  *sigh*

Weight loss update... I'm now down 57 pounds.  I can't believe I'm approaching the 240s.  It's easily been more than 10 years since I saw those kinds of numbers.  My sugars have been okay-ish.  Definitely not off track, just up a smidge over last week, but not where I ideally like to keep them.  With the heat I've been snacking a lot more than before.  I haven't been eating terrible things, but just a lot more (quantity) than my usual diabetes-friendly snacks.  I did, however, indulge tonight (a small DQ blizzard... s'more flavoured) and I am feeling the jittery, over-caffeinated feeling I get when my sugars are a little too high.  As of tomorrow, I'm back to my routine and better choices. 

On to tonight's chit chat.  Here's what I'm...

Reading...  Still reading Paris by Rutherfurd.  I'm loving it, I really am.  It's just slow going.  I caved and bought my own copy of it as I was unable to renew it at the library (holds pending).  I'm about two thirds of the way through it.  I love how he interweaves the stories of the different families with the history, geography, and culture of the city.  I've never known much about Paris, so this has been educational as well.  Case in point, Rutherfurd's explanation for the start of the first world war made that whole miasma of politics clearer than I have ever experienced before.  In four paragraphs.  Genius!

Watching...  I'm late getting my post up tonight because I was watching the new Inspector Morse series on Masterpiece Mystery.  I've never been a big fan of the mystery side of Masterpiece, but this series may have converted me.  Oxford in the 1960s... wonderful!  Oh, and I just picked up the first season of Rome (Thanks for the recommendation, Laurie!) from the library.  I'll be getting into that this week

Listening to...  a sound that I find very annoying.  My Beloved typing on his computer.  It's one of those noises that others would never notice but my screwy misophonic brain focusses in on it and it becomes all I can hear. 

Cooking/Baking...  Tonight's dinner was simple.  Because it was cool enough to turn on the oven, I made a balsamic pork roast, crashed potatoes (not be confused with mashed... baby taters boiled, and then gently crushed on a baking sheet, seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roasted in a very hot oven for 20 minutes until crispy), and roasted broccoli.  I'm trying a new recipe for tilapia tomorrow. 

Happy I accomplished this week...  Hmmmm.  Not a whole lot really.  The only thing of note is fleshing out the outline of a new story.  We'll see if it goes anywhere beyond an outline. 

Looking forward to next week...  My sister and her family will be stopping by later in the week on their way through to k-town. 

Thankful for this week... the fact that we were able to order a new fan for our living room.  It should arrive in the next few days, just in time for the next heat wave to hit. 

***Bonus Question***  Do you play games? Board games, card games, video games, games online, on your phone, iPad, etc...  Yes, but nothing serious.  I love Mario games on the wii, and some arcade and brain teaser type games on my computer (wordament, taptile, zuma).  As for board games... not so much these days.  Occasionally I'll play scrab.ble against my Beloved. 

This has been posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat.  Click over to check out what every one else is chatting about this evening.


  1. Happy Sunday Night!!! I am so sorry I've missed commenting on some of your other posts. I've been away from technology this last week!

    Things have cooled down here in Cali too. I'm thankful to see temps that are reasonable on the horizon!!

    I hope you have a great week!!

  2. Great job on the weight loss!! Wow! I would love to drop 15 - 18 but am having a hard time getting going. My big excuse is that I have to eat the junk I have cause I don't want to just throw it away. Ugh.
    We play games with the girls (teenagers), Sorry or Life and we taught them how to play poker. I play Solitare a lot on my phone when I am in a waiting room or in the morning just to wake up. I get too frustrated with Wii games, I don't know all the tricks with Mario and usually get stuck or lost.....

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  4. 57 pounds! That's amazing! My sis-in-law got me hooked on a game called Scramble and for awhile when I was living with my mom it was my little obsession. I'm scared to start it again, lol.


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